• Sometimes it seems like the only way to get people’s attention is through social media. I like your tip to post about other matters too so your church related posts don’t feel forces. It is also a good way to get people interacting with you who might not speak up on a religious post. I’ll make sure to also follow your tip and always keep things positive, no matter the topic. Thanks for these tips!

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  • Julie

    Great, great article.

  • I delight in, result in I found exactly what I was taking a look for.

    You’ve ended my 4 day lengthy hunt! God Bless you man. Have a nice day.

    Bye

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  • Betty

    These are great ideas. We must always remember that it’s not a contest of denomination against denomination. It is ONE CHRIST, ONE BODY, HE WILL RETURN FOR ONE BRIDE. The body of Christ needs to be in unity.

  • As a female pastor I wished you had included me in your writing, it’s pretty easy to be inclusive… say spouse instead of wife and so forth. I appreciate your ideas and think they can be used most effectively by the lay leadership and overall members of the church. By giving them some suggestions on the kind of things to post on FB, check in that they are in church and so forth… we will reach a much larger audience. Still we all know that a personal invite is the most effective tool in bringing new folks to church. Social media will not replace the personal invitation.

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  • Becky Harmon

    This was a GREAT blog. This is exactly what I tell my clients about the purpose of social media. Its RELATIONSHIP building. I love how you broke this down really practically and specifically on exactly how to share. I am going to send this to the Pastors I am connected with. Thanks, awesome (that and the zombie blog which I had to share also)

  • Georgia Baptist Preacher

    FYI, there is a Houston County (pronounced “house ton”) in Georgia. It is just south of Macon and the home of Robins Air Force Base.

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  • Mojo

    1. You don’t need to say “what church or what city,” if they are reading your facebook posts, then they already know. Facebook doesn’t reach anyone who isn’t your current friend. You can also post messages FROM your church account, which is what we do and then everyone “knows” what church we are talking about.

    2. Visitors to your church won’t have you as a friend on Facebook either. If you’re a pastor you will only reach people you have friended, if your church has its own account it will only reach people who are viewing that page or who have “liked” it.

    • Betty

      I get posts from friends of friends and their friends all the time. I don’t know what city they are in or where a lot of the “church” postings are from. Or missing kids either! Please include where you are located including city and state.

  • LoisLu

    Our church FB page is so badly done it was allowing people to post vacation photos on it. I contacted our “Communication Director” and gave links to a couple other church FB pages. I was told it would be reviewed when the new pastor came. Nothing has changed in 4 months. It’s still as disorganized as it was. For a church as large as ours, and one that has several staff people that could revised this media resource, it’s frustrating.

    • Betty

      My brother use to say “if you’re not part of the solution you are part of the problem” if you have the skills why not talk to your new pastor and see how you can help remedy the problem with the website. Maybe God has called you to that ministry.

  • Our Facebook hits have been skyrocketing with simple daily postings.We take pictures of our new members with their certificates in hand. They share those pictures with others. We put church events in the postings, not just the events section.

    • Georgia Baptist Preacher

      Works for us too, especially youth events.

  • webpastor

    Good tips. I have put them (and similar suggestions) to the test and they work! Bless you!

  • I agree with your points. Facebook assists in relationship, especially between Pastors and members. Facebook doesn’t replace that relationship.

    And in order to build relationship on Facebook (before face to face meeting), we need to make sure that why should people join our churches. If we are able to answer this question, we can apply the same thing to different social media platforms.